HUDDERSFIELD CIVIC SOCIETY MEMBERS’ NEWS

HCS Members’ Update May 2024

It’s always a quiet period regarding news concerning Kirklees Council around the time of the local elections but there is still plenty of information to share this month. Future Events: St George’s Quarter – A Jewel in Huddersfield’s Crown: Presentation by Susan Meadwell, Project Director, Thursday, May 23, 7pm at New North Road, Baptist Church A rare opportunity for you to hear the aspirations of Hd1 Developments, owners of SGQ, the St Georges Quarter former railway warehouse in Huddersfield’s town centre. Susan Meadwell, Project Director for SGQ, will comment on the array of development designs explored, describe the capital works … Read more
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HCS Members’ Update April 2024

HCS AGM and Design Award Presentations, Tuesday, March 26, 2024 It was heartening to see so many attend our AGM and Design Award presentations just over a week ago. For those unable to attend the evening details of the winning developments can be found on the HCS website News and Design Awards pages with the overall winner the new A&E unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (pictured). Our thanks to the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Cahal Burke, for presenting the awards and to architects Adrian Pitts and Jonathan Lovett whose presentations on What is ‘Good’ Design were worthy of a separate … Read more
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HCS Members’ Update March 2024

As promised, here’s an update on some other activities. Future Events As you may know, we had to cancel the Transpennine Route Upgrade presentation by Paul Sumner on February 8, 2024 because of snow. Those who had previously booked do NOT need to rebook – a place has already been reserved for you for the new date of 7pm on Thursday, April 25 at New North Road Baptist Church. Those who were unable to attend now have the chance to book for the revised date by going to http://bit.ly/48kZMKZ. Discover Huddersfield Details of the 2024 walks’ programme can now be found by going to  https://discoverhuddersfield.uk Programme leaflets should … Read more
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HCS Members’ Update February 2024

Things are warming up – not only the weather (hopefully) but a number of events and initiatives. Here’s a short summary with more to be found on our recently re-launched web site and social media pages:  (https://www.huddersfieldcivicsociety.org.uk), Facebook pages (https://www.facebook.com/HuddersfieldCivicSociety/) and Instagram (huddersfieldcivicsociety). February Events Last call for booking a place at the Transpennine Route Upgrade presentation by Paul Sumner, Senior Sponsor, Network Rail, Thursday, February 8, 2024, 7pm at New North Parade Baptist Church. To book your place please go to http://bit.ly/48kZMKZ. Thursday, February 29, 7pm; Head of Steam, St George’s Square HCS Members’ Open Evening. I hope you … Read more
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HCS Members’ Update January 2024

As 2024 begins we announce the launch of a fully revised website and increased exposure through Facebook and Instagram, meetings with key Kirklees officers and a number of updates since the last update. February Events First of all, two dates for your diary: Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 7pm. New North Parade Baptist Church:  Paul Sumner, Senior Sponsor, Transpennine Route Upgrade, Network Rail. A chance to hear about the biggest engineering project to influence the future of Huddersfield since the building of the M62. By splitting routes into fast and slow lines, creating greater capacity and increased speeds, plus electrification and more capacity to … Read more
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HCS Members’ Update December 2023

My last update before the Christmas break as we see the year out with increasing financial difficulties faced by Kirklees Council but, equally, some positive news and a hint at some of our planned events for early in 2024. Open Market and Penistone Line to receive funding from Government Levelling Up programme. It was recently announced that Kirklees has been awarded £16.6m from the government’s Levelling Up fund to restore and convert Huddersfield Open Market into a food hall and provision for around 60 market stalls on the open area adjacent to Tesco. The Penistone railway line will also receive … Read more
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HCS Members’ Update November 2023

Nominations invited for Huddersfield Civic Society Design Awards 2023 Huddersfield Civic Society is pleased to announce the re-instatement of its annual Design Awards. Last held in 2020, the Covid pandemic and resulting slowdown of local development projects resulted in the awards being put on hold. Now we feel it’s time to revive these prestigious awards but we can only succeed if we have the help of HCS members and the general public identifying projects that meet the criteria of good design as outlined below.    Established in 2012, these prestigious awards have been presented to the very best developments within Huddersfield … Read more
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HCS Members’ Update Late October 2023

In my last update I mentioned a meeting held with several other local organisations who shared similar concerns regarding the proposal to amalgamate the town’s museum and art gallery under one roof, thereby significantly reducing exhibition space from that indicated in the approved Cultural Heart proposals and in relation to lack of investment/ maintenance as well as the future of Tolson Museum.
Read more: HCS Members’ Update Late October 2023

HCS Members’ Update Late August 2023

Jonathan Hardy – the man at the helm of the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, will reveal the story of 21 years of Kingsgate Shopping Centre and work now underway on an ambitious development programme and expansion into the leisure sector.
Read more: HCS Members’ Update Late August 2023

HCS Members’ Update August 2023

Train passengers are being warned of disruption to rail services on most weekends through August, September and October 2023
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HCS Members’ Update July 2023

Golcar Providence Methodist Church which will be one of the main attractions during an evening walk through Golcar. Photo by Andy Hirst from AH! PR.
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HCS Members’ Update June 2023

Summer is upon us and there has been a lot of activity in and around the town.
Read more: HCS Members’ Update June 2023
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